Open Networking Summit: Brocade Adds OpenFlow Support

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At the Open Networking Summit in Santa Clara, California this week Pluribus Networks announced inNetwork Analytics, Procera Networks’ NAVL Engine was selected by GFI Software, and Brocade launches support for OpenFlow 1.3 across its IP portfolio of products.

Brocade adds OpenFlow 1.3 support across portfolio.  Brocade (BRCD) announced support for OpenFlow 1.3 across its IP portfolio of routing and switching products, extending the company’s leadership and evolutionary approach to Software-Defined Networking (SDN). OpenFlow 1.3 delivers a richer feature set required for commercial and enterprise networks to address complex network behavior and optimize performance for dynamic SDN applications. These features include Quality of Service (QoS), Q-in-Q, Group Tables, Active-Standby Controller, IPv6 and more. Support for OpenFlow 1.3 on the Brocade MLXe, CER and CES product families will is planned for June 2014 “Brocade’s commitment to SDN is clear in the significant contributions to the technical leadership of the Open Networking Foundation and OpenFlow,” said Curt Beckmann, chair of Forward Abstraction Working Group (FAWG) at ONF and Principal Architect at Brocade. “The real payoff of Brocade’s standards work comes as we provide deployable and compelling SDN solutions. Our latest example is the Flow-Aware Real-Time SDN Analytics OpenFlow application, for which Brocade has been named a finalist as part of the Open Networking Summit’s SDN Idol competition.”

Pluribus Networks launches in Network Analytics.  Pluribus Networks announced its analytics solution, inNetwork Analytics, which empowers both NetOps and DevOps with faster time-to-problem resolution and seamless visibility into both overlay and underlay networks. Based on the company’s Server-Switch product line and Netvisor OS, the Freedom Analytics solution integrates into the user interfaces to show real time and historical data using time machine technology. Uses include network and fabric assurance, application performance monitoring, network security and compliance reporting. The Pluribus Freedom Server-Switch brings directly into the network advanced fabric-wide monitoring and analytics services at a scale and performance unmatched by traditional network switches. By leveraging the Netvisor OS and Fusion-io drive technology, the Freedom Server-Switch can drive hundreds of thousands of IOPS to power the Freedom analytics engine. “Innovative solutions such as Pluribus inNetwork Analytics simplify compute, networking and virtualization in a unified platform,” said Will Hall, Fusion-io vice president of OEM sales. “Fusion-io is proud to provide industry-leading acceleration and reliability with the ioScale for the Pluribus inNetwork Analytics solution.”

Procera NAVL engine selected by GFI Software.  Procera Networks (PKT) announced that its Network Application Visibility Library (NAVL) has been selected by GFI Software to enhance GFI WebMonitor, a web security solution. The NAVL software engine provides granular traffic visibility, intelligence and control for GFI’s solution so that IT managers are able to enhance Internet security, optimize bandwidth investments and usage, and monitor network activity for abuse and potential threats. “SMBs receive a rapid return on investment with GFI WebMonitor, immediately noticing improved productivity, less administrative time spent cleaning infected machines, and better use of bandwidth resources,” said Sergio Galindo, GM, Infrastructure Business Unit at GFI. “Using Procera’s NAVL solution enhances our product capabilities, enabling us to focus on our core competencies and more strategic activities that drive our bottom line so we can address the evolving concerns and demands of our SMB customers.”

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